Ever since they took over Domaine La Soufrandière in 2000, ever since they created their small scale « haute couture » merchant business called BRET BROTHERS in 2001 (high quality white wines from the Mâconnais region of Burgundy), this is what has been their credo and a source of vibration and passion : the diversity and richness of the terroirs of Burgundy (locally called « Climats ») and primarily those in the Mâconnais, around one grape variety, Chardonnay.
From a half hectare of vines on clay soils, the 2015 Pouilly Vinzelles les Longeays has a fresh wet limestone-scented bouquet, more stone than fruit here. The palate is well balanced with fresh acidity, quite pretty with orange sorbet, apricot and blackcurrant leaf notes, segueing into a lightly spiced, lemongrass finish that lingers in the mouth. This is a precise and chiseled Pouilly-Vinzelles that should age with style over several years. [91 points, Neal Martin – August 2017, robertparker.com]